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Wednesday, October 4, 2006

New interview; upcoming conferences

There's a new interview with me available at my Articles and Interviews page.
The interview was done in English, then translated into German, and it's the
German version that was published. You'll find links to both versions at

I haven't added the information to my Upcoming Talks page yet, but in January
I'll be participating at a three-city conference in India. You can see a
marketing-heavy overview in the press release at

I'm on the Organizing Committee for the first-ever Boost conference, to be held
next May in Aspen, Colorado. Details are available at
http://www.boost.org/more/BoostCon07.html. I currently plan to submit a talk
proposal or two, but the Call for Proposals isn't yet out, so whether I'll be
speaking there is unknown. If you're heavy into Boost, keep an eye out for the
Call for Proposals and make one or more submissions. Maybe you'll be the person
who bumps me out of a speaking spot!

Other talks in October and November I've already announced for Portland, Oregon,
and Frankfurt, Germany, continue to be listed on my Upcoming Talks page,


Monday, October 2, 2006

Survey regarding new electronic version of my books

My publisher and I are planning to put together a new electronic version of my
books to replace the current CD version (which has only the second edition of
EC++ and no copy of ESTL). To that end, Addison-Wesley is soliciting input,
which their crack marketing team puts this way:

Help Addison-Wesley with NEW edition of C++ CD from Scott Meyers
With the successful publication of “Effective C++, Third Edition” Scott Meyers
and Addison-Wesley Professional are now planning to revise the CD based on that
work. To begin, we wish to survey both users and non-users to understand your
needs and desires for any new version.
User: If you are a current or past user of the CD, and you would like to help
guide its future development, we ask that you respond to the survey posted at
Non-User: If you haven’t used this CD in the past and would like to help guide
the development of a publication you might well find useful in your work, we ask
that you respond to the survey posted at
Not only will you have the opportunity to influence our decisions, but, complete
the survey today and receive a 50% off coupon from awprofessional.com and enter
for the chance to win your choice of either a one-year subscription to a Safari
MAX 30-slot Bookshelf or 12 Pearson Technology Group books of your choice.
Surveys end, October 13, 2006

I'd be grateful if you would take whichever of these surveys is appropriate for
you. Both Addison-Wesley and I want to make sure we produce a product in
electronic form that will truly help you get the most out of the information in
my books.